| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:30 PM
It's always a pleasure to dine with an old friend and 230 Forest Avenue is one of our favorites. No matter how many times we visit, the food is always reliably good. With occasional changes in the menu, there is always something new to try, if that's your...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Stepping into A Restaurant is like stepping into a time machine and finding oneself back in a 1940s steakhouse with dim lighting, nail-studded, dark red leather booths, wood paneling, a roaring fireplace and a buzzing bar.
When oil was discovered in...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Ever since Air debuted in grocery stores, organic markets, beverage shops and convenience stores throughout Orange County, it's upping the ante on carbonated water by making it more exciting.
Air is the first sparkling water infused with alcohol that...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Tiffany and Raffi Sepetjian are serious foodies who love to travel, particularly to France where they have family.
Even though Raffi has a large independent cigar business in California and Tiffany owned a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise,...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:14 PM
East 17th Street in Costa Mesa is raising the bar as a farm fresh food destination. The 2005 opening of Avanti Café has inspired other like-minded organic eateries and stores to move in.
Now we have Sprouts Farmers Market, Greenleaf, and the new Anais+...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 5:23 PM
The place to be this Labor Day weekend is at the 14th annual Costa Mesa Wood Racquet Classic to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
The fashionable and philanthropic event brings classic style to the forefront, with participants playing with wooden...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Although Tradition by Pascal has closed its doors after 24 years as Orange County's premier French restaurant, chef Pascal Olhats is still busy with his catering business, his eponymous epicerie and overseeing Café Jardin and Brasserie Pascal, as well...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Time after time, we find small strip-mall restaurants in Huntington Beach that are chef-owned and reasonably priced and offer a menu with their particular, inventive slant on whatever cuisine they prepare.
Our newest discovery, the Corner, has been...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 10:15 AM
These days, when we are jonesing for pizza, we are confronted with a vast array of choices even before we think about toppings. Are you in the mood for thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust, cracker crust, deep dish or even flat bread?
The oldest and...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:23 AM
There is a charming little restaurant in Peter's Landing that draws us back with its unique blend of Tibetan and Indian cuisine. Last time we visited the Himalayan Grill, we focused more on the Tibetan food, so this time we went Indian.
As we perused...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Caffè Caldo has a lot to say in its name.
There's no secret where Huntington Beach's new restaurant/espresso bar's roots lie with the two Italian words, including the traditional spelling of cafè. There's dual meaning to caldo, which is Italian for heat...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Looking for a fantastic dinner experience at a family owned neighborhood bistro?
Champagnes Bistro & Deli in Newport Beach is celebrating 23 years in business, and it just debuted an expanded dinner menu that starts after 4:30 p.m. with bistro...